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Breast cancer metastatic to the foot with massive bone loss.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2174534     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An unusual case of rapid destruction of the entire bone structure of the foot in a 53-year-old woman is described. Although metastasis of breast cancer to the foot has been reported, it is uncommon. The unusual aggressive presentation of the metastasis in this case necessitated amputation for the control of pain.
P O Dripchack; J R Roberson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Orthopaedic review     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0094-6591     ISO Abbreviation:  Orthop Rev     Publication Date:  1990 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-01-17     Completed Date:  1991-01-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0431766     Medline TA:  Orthop Rev     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  877-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedics, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia.
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MeSH Terms
Bone Neoplasms / complications,  secondary*,  surgery
Breast Neoplasms / pathology*
Carcinoma, Intraductal, Noninfiltrating / complications,  secondary*,  surgery
Foot Diseases / etiology*,  surgery
Middle Aged
Osteolysis / etiology*,  radiography

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